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Latinos and Hispanics make up 16.3 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Spanish is far and away the most spoken non-English language in the U.S. An Español click-through button is now located just below SEIA’s logo on its home page banner. Among other things, the new Spanish-language section includes a Solar 101 tutorial, information about the solar industry’s diversity efforts and how solar has become one of the fastest-growing industries in America.

Over the past five years alone, the industry has added more than 80,000 new employees – an increase of 86 percent. But thanks to businesses like yours that build the racks, install the panels and power the inverters, solar is now the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America! The number of people employed by the U.S. solar industry’s 8,000 solar businesses has reached a whopping 174,000 and counting. That’s more than tech giants Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter combined.

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Connect With Qualified Job Seekers At SPI

In partnership with SEIA, GRID Alternatives will be organizing a career fair at Solar Power International. The career fair will be a dedicated space for fast-growing employers to connect with hundreds of qualified job seekers. Help SEIA expand awareness of the importance of diversity in the workplace and start building your diverse workforce at SPI:

Where: Hilton Anaheim

When: Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join: Companies interested in tabling can reach out to Erika Symmonds, Director of Workforce Development, at esymmonds@gridalternatives.org for more information and to confirm space before spots run out!